10 Best Kids' Desk Chairs They'll Love

Alice Carlill
Dec 22, 2023 By Alice Carlill
Originally Published on Jul 05, 2021
Boy studying on a desk chair at his desk

Choosing the best kids' desk chair can be a challenge.

There are several things to consider when purchasing a desk chair for children. Kids should be able to place their feet firmly on the ground and as parallel as possible to each other. That way, their weight is distributed evenly, and there should be less strain or tension in particular muscles.

Ideally, a desktop would measure between 22 to 29 inches, and a chair would measure from 8 to 18 inches.

The depth of the chair (from the front to the back of the seat) needs to be enough so that your child can sit with their back against the chair's backrest whilst still leaving around 2 to 4 inches between the back of their knees and the seat of the chair.

The chair's measurements - width, height, depth - are therefore important to take into account before purchase.

It's a fair amount to consider, but also important to get right so as to minimise any back or neck pain in growing bodies. That way, your kids can get on with learning and schoolwork without any problems.

If you're searching for both a desk and chair, why not turn to our list of the best desk options for kids?

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Kidadl's Top Pick

1. Children's Office Chair - Bamny ‍

Blue Children's Office Chair.
Image © Bamny

This is the best ergonomic swivel chair for kids that there is. It is easily adjustable, with a backrest that is breathable but supportive for your child's spine.

There's a foot pedal that can be rotated 360 degrees and moved up and down to your kids' needs, the thick seat cushion is comfortable, and the six weight rollers lock automatically when your child sits on the chair, so that they can concentrate on learning without distraction. They also won't damage your floor rolling over it.

Main Features

  • Price: £59.99
  • Ages: 8-15
  • Ergonomic design that supports and cushions the back
  • Breathable backrest and durable cotton seat
  • Adjustable height - from 43 to 54cm
  • Rotating foot pedal
  • Six weight rollers that won't scuff the floor
  • Two bright colour designs

Best For Families On A Budget

2. ÖRFJÄLL - Ikea ‍

Blue \u00d6RFJ\u00c4LL chair.
Image © Ikea

This Ikea kids' chair is ideal as an easy option for at-home desk study. The chair has an adjustable height, and swivels easily. High-quality density foam ensures a comfortable seat that's also durable. There's a pressure-sensitive brake mechanism that keeps the chair in place.

Main Features

  • Price: £35
  • Ages: 6-12
  • Comfortable but resilient seat
  • Swivel desk chair with adjustable height
  • Secure and sensitive brake mechanism

Best For Older Kids


White LOBERGET / BLYSK\u00c4R chair.
Image © Ikea

Another addition to the list of affordable Ikea chairs, this small desk chair may not be made for kids but is nonetheless a good option for older children in need of a desk chair at a price that's a steal.

This chair is height adjustable, easy to clean, and has a pressure-sensitive brake mechanism to hold the chair in place.

Main Features

  • Price: £25
  • Ages: We recommend 10+
  • Swivels to make height adjustment
  • Secure and sensitive brake mechanism
  • Easy to clean

Best For Under 5s

4. Toddler Chair - Great Little Trading Company‍

Toddler Chair.
Image © Great Little Trading Company

These chairs are beloved by buyers, and with good reason. They're a perfect desk chair for younger children, made from a sturdy wood frame that ensures a wobble-free seat.

These chairs come in several colours (our favourite is the delightful willow green), and can be stacked easily if you buy more than one. Self-assembly is required, but all commentary suggests that this was easy to do. This is one of the best desk chairs for smaller children around.

Main Features

  • Price: £39
  • Ages: 2 - 5
  • Solid wood frame: sturdy and wobble-free
  • Fun, delicate colour options
  • Stack easily

Best Soft Kids' Desk Chair

5. Children's Study Desk Chair - Wahson‍

Pastel unicorn Children's Study Desk Chair.
Image © Wahson

Kids love unicorns, and this unicorn desk chair ticks all of the boxes. The multi-coloured faux-fur is soft and skin-friendly, there's a thick seat base, and height adjustment is easily done by lifting the adjustment lever. The sturdy chrome base will hold significant weight, and the chair has 360 degrees of swivel.

Main Features

  • Price: £63.99
  • Ages: We recommend 6+
  • Unicorn horn and skin-safe multicoloured fur
  • Soft and squidgy seat
  • Height adjustable
  • 360-degree swivel

Best Fun Kids' Desk Chair

6. Sequins Desk Chair - Wahson‍

Unicorn Sequins Desk Chair.
Image © Wahson

This sequin design is sure to have kids scrambling - it's one of the more fun desk chairs we reviewed. When brushed in one direction, the colour of the design changes, and there's a colourful leather seat cushion to match. The chair is height adjustable, swivels 360 degrees, and has a chrome base.

Main Features

  • Price: £62.99
  • Ages: We recommend 6+
  • Sequin design - changes when brushed in different directions
  • Leather seat
  • 360-degree swivel

Best Ergonomic Kids' Desk Chairs

7. Padded Computer Chair - EUCO‍

Blue Padded Computer Chair.
Image © EUCO

This desk chair comes in a number of fab colours and fabrics, from leather to a durable and easily wipeable cloth. It has a heavy-duty steel base and 360 degrees of swivel. The chair's contours are designed to be ergonomic, and there's elasticity in the sponged seat.

Main Features

  • Price: £49.99
  • Ages: We recommend ages 6 - 12
  • Wipeable fabric
  • Fun colour options
  • Comfortable seat with adjustable height
  • 360 swivel

Best For Teens

8. Adjustable Office Chair - Fanilife ‍

Green Adjustable Office Chair.
Image © Fanilife

This is a fun kids' desk chair, with a geometric design and several bright colour options that will liven up any room. The chair is adjustable in height, with a 360-degree swivel. It's home assemble, but easy to follow, and the breathable mesh is comfortable to sit on.

Main Features

  • Price: £46.99
  • Ages: We recommend ages 6 - 14
  • Adjustable height-wise
  • Fun geometric design and colours
  • Breathable mesh and comfortable seat

Best Kids' Desk Chair For Correct Seated Position

9. Home Office Chair - Aingoo ‍

Pink Home Office Chair.
Image © Aingoo

This is another ergonomically-designed chair that aims to promote the correct seated position in your kids. Like most of its competitors, it has 360 degrees of swivel and its height can be changed easily via a pump control. The mesh seat is breathable, and the back is long-lasting.

Main Features

  • Price: £42.99
  • Ages: We recommend ages 7 - 13
  • Breathable mesh seat
  • Sturdy backrest
  • 360-degree swivel

Best Desk Chair With No Wheels

10. Shoemaker Children's Desk Chair - Isabelle & Max‍

Baby pink Shoemaker Children's Desk Chair.
Image © Isabelle & Max

Sometimes you want a chair with four legs that will keep its feet firmly on the ground. This stylish, supportive chair does just that, with legs made from beech wood and a durable plastic seat that is gently moulded to the body's contours.

It's a minimalist, clean design, and the colour options it comes in work with most bedroom palates.

Main Features

  • Price: £59.99
  • Sleek, minimal design
  • Neutral colour palate
  • Beechwood legs
  • Durable plastic seat

Now that the kids are sorted for studying at home, why not take a look at what they need for school? Check out our top 12 backpacks, which are perfect for both school and travel. We've also researched the best kids' stationery for you so your little learners can be fully prepared to study.

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Written by Alice Carlill

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English

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Alice CarlillBachelor of Arts specializing in English

With a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Cambridge, Alice is passionate about all things art, literature, and culture. She has written a short collection of poems and continues to edit scripts for theater, TV, and film. Alice grew up in London and now resides there, but her favorite places are by the sea or somewhere cozy with her five dogs. She also has two younger sisters who keep her on her toes.

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